Beginners Guide to CFD Trading at Olymp Trade


Contract for difference

 

Today we will discuss CFD trading on the Olymp Trade platform. The first thing you will have to do is to switch the platform to FOREX. To make this happen, you simply click on the hamburger menu in the top-left corner of the Olymp Trade interface and press the button “FOREX GO”.

First you need to switch platform to FOREX
First, you need to switch the platform to FOREX

Selecting the asset

You will find a full selection of assets to trade CFDs under the current asset tab. When you click on it, you will see the entire list of available financial instruments. You can choose it manually or find a desired asset in the search window. You can also filter the list by choosing assets group from stocks, cryptos, currencies, metals, and indices.

Selecting asset to trade CFD
Selecting asset to trade CFD

All the instruments on the FOREX section have different specifications in comparison to the trading derivatives. You will here encounter the multipliers and fees.

Introduction to the Olymp Trade platform interface for trading CFDs

After you chose the preferable asset, you will see the variety of buttons on the right side of the Olymp Trade interface. Below you will find a screenshot to help you get through it.

  1. This is the amount of money you would like to invest in the trade.
  2. A Multiplier is a very useful tool that allows you to invest more than you have at hand. You simply multiply the amount of your money by the value of the multiplier. If you invest 100 and choose a multiplier of 50, it means you will in fact trade 5000. This powerful tool can significantly increase your profit. Bear in mind, however, that it works both ways. It can also increase potential loss.
  3. Take Profit is the limit of your profit for automatic closing. Once the amount of money you have set is reached, the trade will be automatically finished.
  4. Stop Loss is similar to Take Profit but it protects your account against a big loss. The position will be automatically closed after the specified amount of money is lost.
  5. This window shows what commission Olymp Trade takes from the particular trade.
  6. BUY and SELL button. You need to decide if you want to open a long or short position and then press the corresponding button.
How to open a CFD trade with predefined Stop Loss and Take Profit
How to open a CFD trade with predefined Stop Loss and Take Profit

Making changes to a CFD position at Olymp Trade

Once you open a CFD transaction and you see some important changes on the market, you have a few available choices. First, you can adjust Take Profit. Then, you can similarly change Stop Loss. To do that, you can either enter the amount manually or drag the TP or SL levels displayed on the chart to the desired value.

There is one more thing you can do. You do not have to wait until the position will be automatically closed. You can choose to end the trade by yourself, any time you want. So if you consider this the best way to your trading success, just click the “Close” button. In the very same window, you will see the amount you will be left with after the closing.

Adjusting Stop Loss and Take Profit and closing position
Adjusting Stop Loss and Take Profit and closing position

You may wish to read more about CFDs, multiplier, and available assets at Olymp Trade.

Good luck!

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Bart Bregman

Full time day trading, and helping out with Olymp Trade wiki in my spare time to create an awesome platform for beginners. I'm a digital nomad that travels the world while working from everywhere!

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